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Facilities and Services

Mariners Athletics and Recreation

Facilities and Services

Welcome to the VIU Gym!

The VIU Gym (Building 190) is our Nanaimo campus facility for athletics and recreation. In addition to a multi-court gym floor, the building features a weight room and a multi-purpose fitness and exercise room. 

All VIU students are eligible to receive a gym membership (valid from September to April) which gives free access to these facilities. Visit the VIU Gym's front desk, show your valid student card, and sign a waiver. Once registered, all you have to do is scan your student card at the front desk to come in and get exercising!

Alumni and community members are also welcome. Please register at the gym's front desk upon arrival.

The VIU Gym also hosts our popular intramural sport programs & fitness classes. The gym is also the home court for the VIU Mariners basketball and volleyball teams. Admission to games throughout the school year is free for VIU students.

Facilities & Weight Room

Gym Floor

Main Gym Floor

  • 2 Basketball Courts
  • 4 Volleyball Courts
  • 10 Badminton Courts and more!

Weight Room

Fitness & Weight Room

  • Deadlift area
  • Squat racks
  • Cable machines
  • Free weights
  • Exercise bikes
  • Row machine
  • Ellipticals
  • Treadmills

Multi Purpose Room

Multi-Purpose Room (Room 115)

  • Yoga studio
  • Stretching area
  • Swiss balls
  • Free weights
  • Medicine balls
  • Table tennis

Gym Fees

VIU Students and Staff

  • Gym Membership: Free (must provide valid student/staff ID and sign a waiver)
  • Fitness Class Drop-in: $7 students, $10 staff
  • 5 x Fitness Punch Pass: $30
  • Towel Service: $1/day or $15/semester
  • Locker Rental: $15/semester

Alumni and Community Members

ServiceAlumni (Must Show VIU Alumni Card or VIU Alumni Perks app)Community Members
Month Pass$25$30
Semester Pass (4 Months)$75$90
Annual Membership$190$250
Towel Service$1/day or $15/semester$1/day or $15/semester
Locker Rental$15/semester$15/semester

A summer pass (May to August) for high school students and VIU students not enrolled in summer semester classes is also available for $20/month.

Please note: must be 16 years of age or older to use the weight room. For gym floor use, children 14 and under must be supervised by an adult.

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Facility Rental

The VIU Gym can be rented by campus, community, and school groups for sports tournaments, youth camps, special events, and more! Please contact David Forrester, Manager of Athletics and Recreation for information on availability and pricing.

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